One of the many benefits of making your own baby food are the endless flavor combinations. With store bought baby food, we are limited to what the manufacturer thinks are the most popular food combinations. Your baby's taste buds and palate are developing during his first year of life, it is important to introduce him to as many new tastes and textures as you can.
It is really easy to make yummy combinations. There is no need for exact measurements or detailed recipes, simply combine equal portions of each puree and see what tastes good to you and what flavor combinations your baby likes. For example, if you want to make an apple/pear combo, mix 2 ounces of apple puree with 2 ounces of pear puree. It’s that easy.
You can prepare yummy combos in 2 different ways:
1)Prepare and store each puree individually and combine right before serving. For example, make a batch of apple puree and store. Make a batch of pear puree and store. Before serving, scoop out equal portions of apple and pear from their jars and combine in a serving bowl.
2) Combine purees immediately after preparing and store together. This way they are pre-mixed in the jar and ready to go. For example, make a batch of apple puree and a batch of pear puree. Combine the two purees in a bowl, place into Sage Spoonfuls jars and store. You can even steam and puree the 2 fruits together, instead of cooking each individually first.
Sage Spoonfuls offers hundreds of yummy combinations that are not only great for your baby’s first year, but are also delicious for older babies and toddlers. All you have to do is adjust the portion size and texture.
*Before combining foods, make sure your baby has tried each one individually first, to be sure there are no food allergies or intolerances.